Published September 3, 2015
The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development continues work to ensure that UB’s research practices are in full compliance with federal, university and sponsor regulations, and that we have a solid, comprehensive research infrastructure in place while continuing to support researchers, investigators, and their research programs and protocols.
Over the past year and a half, UB has invested significant resources in an overhaul of the university’s Human Research Protection Program to better support our research community. Part of that investment was the purchase of a grants and compliance system, called "Click Portal", that will streamline workflow and better manage our processes.
This new system will provide UB faculty and staff with a new administrative tool that will integrate all aspects of grants management into a single system (IRB, IACUC, Grants Management, Financial Conflicts of Interest, Research Agreements and Safety). UB is helping lead this effort and will be deploying the Click IRB module in Fall 2015.. Benefits of the Click IRB module:
I have an important update to share with you in regards to this new software system:
What does this mean for faculty investigators and their IRB submissions?
Throughout the entire process, UB will provide information on our Click Portal implementation website. Please visit this site for updates and announcements leading up to the November 1st launch of Click Portal and beyond. And while we understand transitioning from one electronic system to another presents many logistical challenges, please be assured that we have many staff and resources engaged in this major systems upgrade. We are working hard to minimize problems and issues as we fully launch Click IRB.